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Letter: Take the money out of politics
First Published May 07 2014 03:43 pm • Last Updated May 07 2014 04:43 pm

To our U.S. senators and representatives: As you are allegedly a strong supporters of the United States Constitution and of democracy, I hope that you will sign on to support the constitutional amendment to overturn the disgusting Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Our democracy is in grave jeopardy from these decisions. Free speech does not equal money. The argument that, due to free speech, billionaires should be able to contribute multi-million dollar amounts to sway elections is absurd and is clearly overwhelmed by the principle of one person, one vote.

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As your voting constituent I strongly urge you to support the amendment processes to overturn the dumping huge amounts of money into our election process. If you do not support this amendment process, you are clearly anti-democratic and should resign your post at once.

Dan Syroid

Park City

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